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A Facilities Project for Vanderbilt Baseball

Investing in a culture, solidifying the future 

Following a national championship win in 2014, a finish as the national runner-up in 2015 and years of building a family culture, Vanderbilt Baseball is positioned for extraordinary opportunity. Facilities enhancements will provide the leverage needed to continue competing at the top and to solidify this program for the future. 

Philanthropic partners play a critical role in helping Vanderbilt Athletics reach new heights. While our Board of Trust has approved this capital project, we still need the support of our loyal Commodore alumni, parents, former players, fans and friends to ensure its success.

Join our family and our vision for leadership by making a gift today!

 Project scope and details

The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has approved a $10 million project, which will provide enhanced space in Memorial Gym for instruction, team building, coaching and settings that can foster interactions with returning professional players.

Improvements could begin as early as summer 2016.

The project will include:

  • the expansion of Memorial Gym to just beyond the left field wall.
  • the relocation of batting cages to an existing below-ground level of Memorial Gym that will be retrofitted for that purpose.
  • the renovation and expansion of the ground level and top floor of Memorial to house a state-of-the-art classroom, cardio room, expanded weight room, recruiting area as well as coaches’ and staff offices.
  • the creation of a larger professional locker room to serve the many former Commodore players who return to train and mentor current players.                        

Estimated completion of the entire project is summer 2017.

View renderings and floor plans for the project »

Please contact Mark Carter, associate director of Athletics, for more information about giving opportunities at (615) 322-4114 or .

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Ways to Give

Naming Opportunities

Baseball Program Complex at Memorial Gym
Lead gift

$500,000 to $1,500,000
Player locker room
Batting cages
Weight room
Team classroom*
Pro locker room and lounge
Head Coach's office

$250,000 to $500,000
Cardio room
Media room
Major league hall*
Lobby entrance*

$100,000 to $250,000
Ancillary training room*
Coaches locker room and lounge*
Recruiting “war” room*
Team offices (5) (assistant coaches, director of operations, etc.)


*indicates reserved opportunity

Outright gifts and pledges of up to three years can support the Baseball Project. Please note that naming opportunities for facilities at Vanderbilt offer recognition of the donor or donor family only and adhere to a process determined by our institutional guidelines for naming capital spaces on campus.